GM Dubov Wins Abu Dhabi Masters On Tiebreaks

GM Dubov Wins Abu Dhabi Masters On Tiebreaks

IM Rakesh
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Aug 23, 2018

The Russian GM Daniil Dubov won the 25th edition of the Abu Dhabi Masters Open held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This is the largest and strongest grandmaster open of Asia. The Abu Dhabi Masters Open was a part of the Abu Dhabi Ch...

Sinquefield Cup Still Wide Open After 5 Draws

Sinquefield Cup Still Wide Open After 5 Draws

PeterDoggers
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Aug 23, 2018

Some of the previous rounds seemed to be going into the same direction, but now it really happened. All games in the 2018 Sinquefield Cup's fifth round ended in draws. The five-way tie is still there, going into the rest day. World championship ...

Caruana Wins To Join Crowded Sinquefield Cup Lead

Caruana Wins To Join Crowded Sinquefield Cup Lead

FM MikeKlein
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Aug 21, 2018

For the past two days at the 2018 Sinquefield Cup, four draws have preceded a lengthy decisive game that has gone into the dinner hour. In round four, that script seemed to be getting Xeroxed, but after a quartet of draws, Fabiano Caruana was ab...

Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

Carlsen Arrives As Sinquefield Cup Begins

FM MikeKlein
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Aug 17, 2018

Three Grand Chess Tour events are in the books, and one book just came out. A lot has happened in the last 48 hours in St. Louis since Hikaru Nakamura won his second leg of the GCT season to lead the tour standings. To wit: The Saint Louis C...

Prodigy Nihal Sarin Becomes A Grandmaster At 14

Prodigy Nihal Sarin Becomes A Grandmaster At 14

IM Rakesh
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Aug 16, 2018

At the age of 14 years, one month, and one day, the Indian prodigy Nihal Sarin became the 12th-youngest grandmaster in chess history. He scored his third grandmaster norm at the 25th Abu Dhabi Masters held at Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nihal...

Ding Liren Reaches 2800 Rating

Ding Liren Reaches 2800 Rating

FM MikeKlein
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Aug 15, 2018

It's considered bad luck in many parts of the world to break a mirror, but for Ding Liren, even breaking his hip only barely slowed him down. Just 2.5 months after falling off a bicycle in Norway and being forced to withdraw from the tourna...

IM Minh Le Wins August Titled Tuesday

IM Minh Le Wins August Titled Tuesday

NM SamCopeland
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Aug 8, 2018

The popular Chess.com blitz and bullet player IM Minh Le (@wonderfultime) achieved a convincing victory in the August Titled Tuesday, scoring 9/10 and besting many excellent speed chess players. Minh Le started off hot with a beautiful fini...

Visa Battle In U.K. Over Indian Chess Prodigy

Visa Battle In U.K. Over Indian Chess Prodigy

PeterDoggers
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Aug 4, 2018

The family of a chess prodigy from India that lives in the U.K. might have to return to India, due to the expiration of the father's visa. The story has reached mainstream media in the country, and this week the family got support from two me...